International Trade Community Preps for Packed Autumn Agenda, Eyeing 2018/2019 Deliverables

Volume
22,
Number
28
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2 August 2018
2 August 2018
The international trade community will have a busy docket of negotiations and other processes when the autumn semester kicks off in September, while geopolitical tensions on trade are expected to remain a high-profile discussion topic. Meanwhile, electoral processes in various economies will likely...
2 August 2018
The WTO is due to hold its next ministerial conference in June 2020 in Astana, Kazakhstan, after the General Council formally endorsed the Central Asian country’s bid as host last week. The global trade club is due to have a busy agenda, both on the negotiating front and in various other...
2 August 2018
Leaders from the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – met from 25-27 July for the group’s tenth annual summit, in which they pledged to enhance cooperation across a range of policy areas. The bloc issued the Johannesburg Declaration at the end of the meeting, a 102-...
2 August 2018
Negotiators looking to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have resumed a busy agenda of meetings at ministerial and technical levels, including talks planned between the US and Mexican delegations later this week, with some officials hinting that a deal could be forthcoming by...
2 August 2018
The European Commission recently circulated reports about the early negotiating rounds with Australia and New Zealand, respectively, for free trade agreements (FTAs) with both countries, indicating that both processes had seen some promising advances since they were formally launched in late June...
2 August 2018
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is hiring a Managing Editor for Bridges Africa and Passerelles, its English and French-language periodicals focusing on trade and sustainable development in the African continent. The managing editor will be part of the Bridges...
2 August 2018
Coming Soon 6-7 August, Buenos Aires, Argentina. CIVIL 20 (C20) SUMMIT. The C20 is one of seven Engagement Groups of the Group of Twenty (G20) economies. The summit is meant to provide a platform for civil society organisations to discuss and develop policy recommendations for the G20, which will...
2 August 2018
RTA EXCHANGE: AGREEMENT TEXT SEARCH TOOL. Published by the RTA Exchange (July 2018). This online tool is published by the RTA Exchange, a joint initiative by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). It allows online users...